Concurrent Sessions

12:55 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—Psychosocial interventions to improve social health of adolescents and young adults with cancer: A review (214-3)

The incidence of cancer diagnosis in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population has been increasing, and more frequently these patients are being cared for at pediatric institutions. The AYA population has a set of psychosocial needs that differ from other age groups. Failure to tend to these needs leads to a host of negative health outcomes from cancer and therapy and negatively impacts the quality of life.

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Speaker:
Clifton Thornton, MSN RN CNMT CPNP
CNE Hours
0.34
12:15 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Cancer Control and Supportive Care in the Children’s Oncology Group: Nursing Roles and Recent Results (C215)

coglogoSurvival rates for many pediatric cancers have improved over time, although children and adolescents continue to experience acute and delayed toxicities related to their disease and treatment. This session will review the purpose and research domains within the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Cancer Control (CCL) Committee.

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Speaker:
Jessica Ward, PhD MPH RN CPNP
Melissa Beauchemin, PhD RN CPNP CPON®
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Precision Health Care: Pharmacogenetics and Next Generation Sequencing Through the Lens of Pediatric Oncology (216)

Newly diagnosed patients and their families are offered numerous genetic and genomic testing options including predictive and diagnostic screening. Screening provides guidance for inpatient care based on patient classification, medication management, disease susceptibility, and potential understanding of disease etiology.

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Speaker:
Belinda Mandrell, PhD RN CPNP
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Marijuana, Hemp, and the Child with Cancer (217)

Many pediatric oncology patients report medical marijuana (MMJ) and hemp-based CBD use. Over 4,000 children are registered users of marijuana in Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Eleven states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults older than 21.

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Speaker:
Molly Hemenway, DNP MS AC/PC-CPNP
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Neurofibromatosis type 1 Diagnostic Updates and Plexiform Neurofibroma Treatment Options (218)

Neurofibromatosis (NF) 1 is a progressive autosomal dominant disorder that results from a germline mutation of a protein called neurofibromin that occurs in one out of every 3500 births (AANS, 2019). The clinical diagnosis of NF1 is based on the presence of two or more cardinal symptoms identified in the 1988 National Institute of Health (NIH) Diagnostic Criteria.

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Speaker:
Racheal Bingham, MSN CPNP CPON®
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Communication Pearls for Navigating Difficult Conversations (219)

Communication is the root of many conflicts in health care and the cause of up to 60% of all hospital adverse events according to the Joint Commission (Mueller et al, 2018). The nurse’s role is inherently different from the physician’s role in regard to delivering difficult news, but the nurse is often left to answer the questions that arise from these conversations.

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Speaker:
Joy Hesselgrave, MSN RN CHPPN CPON®
Gina Santucci, FNP APRN-BC
CNE Hours
1
2:30 – 2:50 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presenation: Global Health—POINTE: A Novel Way of Spreading Global Pediatric Oncology Nursing Knowledge (220-1)

Well-trained nurses are vital for optimal outcomes in pediatric oncology. One of the most significant barriers to adequately treating children with cancer in resource-constrained settings is a lack of healthcare workers in general and even fewer with specialty training in pediatric oncology.

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Speaker:
Rachael Kunkel, BSN RN CPN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
2:50 – 3:10 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentations: Global Health — WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative: Relevance for Nursing Immigrant and Vulnerable Families Facing Childhood Cancer in the United States (220-2)

In 2017, the WHO World Health Assembly passed the Cancer Prevention and Control through an Integrated Approach (WHA70.12) resolution under a wide agreement that cancer is an increasing public health issue. In 2018, WHO created the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) to galvanize the Ministries of Health to prioritize childhood cancer in low- and middle-income countries (L&MIC).

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Speaker:
Julia Challinor, PhD RN MA Ed MSc Medical Anthropology
CNE Hours
0.33
2:10 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Global Health—Long-Distance Coaching for a Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Nursing Assessment and Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Marrakech, Morocco (220-3)

Quality improvement (QI) in health care consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvements in the patient experience. While QI methodology has long been included as a core component of nursing education and professional development in institutions in the United States, QI methodology is novel in many low- and middle-income countries.

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Speaker:
Elizabeth Sniderman, MSN APRN CPNP-AC CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.34
2:30 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Reproductive Health: from Diagnosis through Survivorship – Resources and Perspectives from the Children’s Oncology Group (C221)

coglogoPuberty and sexual and reproductive health are normal parts of human growth and development. Adolescence and young adulthood are developmental times of exploration of sexual identity and planning for the future, which may include parenting goals. A cancer diagnosis does not preclude a patient or their family from concern about sexual and reproductive health.

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Speaker:
Brooke Cherven, PhD MPH RN CPON®
Barbara Lockart, DNP APRN PC & AC CPHON®
CNE Hours
1